Meeting Minutes – April 11, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   April 11, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Perseverance in the Face of a Challenge

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob Van Winkle, President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted


  • Debbie Young – The month of May will have a 5th meeting.  She is soliciting how members would like to conduct that meeting.  Rob Van Winkle – sometimes we have a speech marathon or a contest.  Jim Bubash and Vic Mattison like tall tale contests.  Jim Salih – are there any requirements that we need to meet before 6/30/18 for awards?  Debbie Young – no, none that would be affected by the type of meeting we have.  Kate Schafroth – likes tall tale contests, and organizing a contest could help someone meet a requirement.  The date is May 30th.   The issue was tabled for consideration to be discussed again next week.


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Geoff King – An application for new membership has been received from Tom Boyland. The treasurer has received payment for membership dues.  Tom found out about Toastmasters from his employer’s HR department.  Rich Puskarich moved to admit Tom as a member and Geoff King seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  His mentor will be Jim Salih


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – The club website has been updated to highlight the Speakers Bureau. If anyone would like to be added to this list, offering to be an outside speaker, please tell him


  • Kathy Denton – She gave a presentation at Washington University on cyber security


  • Geoff King – The Division 8 speech and evaluation contests will be held on April 21st at the Jefferson County Library. Doors open at 12:30, briefings take place at 12:45, and the contest begins at 1:00.  All are welcome


  • Victor Mattison – Geoff King has been asked to take a position as Director of Area F. Congratulations to Geoff for the recognition he has received as a Toastmasters leader


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Kate Schafroth
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Adila Zafer
Grammarian: Rob Van Winkle – word of the evening is Beatinest – It was used 11 times tonight
Time Keeper: George Kiser
Vote Counter: John Fetter
Ah Counter: Janet Bold – crutch words were used 39 times tonight
Camera Operator: Adam Kutell
Table Topics: Mary K. Spencer – Susan McConnell, Bill Hurston, John Fetter, Rich Puskarich, Geoff King, Tom Boyland
General Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Joke Master: Jim Bubash



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sandy Roll Carl Hendrickson
2 Stacy Duncan Sean Sheehan
3 Anne Hartupee Jim Salih
4 Jerry Paul Kathy Denton







Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Bill Hurston
Best Evaluator: Kathy Denton
Best Speaker: Jerry Paul


Meeting Rating:                9.8

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Debbie Young


Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, Sandy  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
Kaiser Jr, Max  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Kutell, Adam  
Mattison, Victor  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Paul, Jerry  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  



Attendance:  25 / 39 members present – 64.10 % attendance
Visitors:   Tom Boyland
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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